The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is challenging students of all ages to use their creative juices in producing a two- to four-minute video about their perceptions of America’s transportation infrastructure.
The ARTBA Student Video Competition, now in its fifth year, aims to raise awareness about the conditions of the nation’s roads, bridges, transit and rail systems, airports, ports and waterways; what needs to be done to improve them for future U.S. economic growth and mobility; what the transportation systems might look like; and how they might be financed.
Students may enter the contest individually or as part of a team in one of two categories: elementary through high school; or college/graduate school. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers can help their classes with video production. The two winning students or teams—one for each category—will receive a $500 cash prize and have their videos previewed during ARTBA’s National Convention, held September 27-29 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Previous year winners have come from schools in states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia. Students can view some of the past videos to help them generate ideas for this year’s competition.
Entries must be submitted by August 31 and will be judged by a select group of ARTBA volunteer leaders. Contact ARTBA’s Kashae Williams or at 202.289.4434 with any questions.